Diego Maradona and Juan Sebastian Veron argue during charity game

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Diego Maradona made a rare appearance on a football pitch on Wednesday night to star in Pope Francis' Match for Peace.

Ironically, whenever Maradona is involved, any sort of peace can be hard to achieve as his return to the game was marred by an altercation with another player at half-time.

Manchester United fans will remember Juan Sebastian Veron for all the wrong reasons after being one of Sir Alex Ferguson's most expensive transfer blunders when he joined in 2001.

He subsequently moved on to Chelsea, where he enjoyed similarly little success, before having a late career renaissance back home in Argentina.

Veron was actually part of Maradona's Argentine squad for the 2010 World Cup but it's clear the pair don't see eye-to-eye anymore.

As the pair trudged off for half-time at the charity match in Rome, they became enthralled in a very heated exchange.

Maradona might be 55-years-old now but showed he still has the passion that made him such an icon during the 1980s and had to be restrained during the incident.

You can watch the incredible argument in the video below.

What prompted the argument is yet to be revealed, however, some publications have reported what Maradona was shouting at Veron.

"I don’t f**k you about, I tell you straight to your face idiot," the ex-Argentina manager said, as per Goal.

Regardless of the cause, it certainly put a sour taste on proceedings and we doubt the Pope was too impressed either!

The match also featured Ronaldinho, Edgar Davids and Francesco Totti, who linked up with Maradona for one of the goals.

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